Selecting text in the Ask dialog box

Gerry Orkin gerry.orkin at
Tue Jan 8 18:19:20 EST 2013

Also, the manual selection of text in ask dialogs on iOS is flakey. I can usually only select the visible text - anything beyond the visible text is unreachable when I try to move the selection control points.


On 09/01/2013, at 8:51 AM, Howard Bornstein <bornstein at> wrote:

> In LC (5.5.1), when you use the Ask command with a default response, the
> default response is placed in the dialog box and the text is *selected*.
> However, under IOS, the text is not selected. Is there any way to have the
> default response when using Ask under IOS to appear selected so that if a
> user types a different response, the default response is immediately
> replaced by the user's response?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Howard Bornstein
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